Vernon Bank Robbery Suspect Facing Charges

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    TK
    Vernon Police Department
    Dionige Nasiadka, 22, of South Windsor, is accused of robbing a Vernon bank and threatening employees with a bomb last summer.

    Police have arrested the man accused of robbing a Vernon bank last summer and threatening employees with a bomb.

    Dionige Nasiadka, 22, of South Windsor, was charged July 4 in connection with the June 2013 robbery of the People’s United Bank at 35 Talcottville Road in Vernon.

    Nasiadka is accused of approaching a bank employee in the parking lot around 8:30 a.m. June 21, 2013 and telling her he had a bomb. Police said he followed her inside and demanded money, then stole an employee’s car to get away.

    The robbery sparked a massive manhunt that shut down part of Interstate 84.

    Nasiadka was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, three counts of first-degree kidnapping, one count of first-degree larceny, one count of third-degree larceny and one count of second-degree strangulation.

    He’s being held on $500,000 bond at the Vernon Police Department and is due in court July 7.

    Police are still actively investigating the robbery.